Hundreds of US President Donald Trump supporters stormed the capitol building and clashed with police on Wednesday.
The supporters voiced their rejection against the election results what they call “corruption”.
A pro-Trump man said “We want it to stop the steal, we want a free election. We want Donald Trump in office.”
“We kept trying to hold the land and go up to the state capitol we want to be heard. That’s all we want to do is be heard. Nobody wants to listen.”
“I hope they overturn it, at least give us days to find out about the corruption and prove what happened,” he added.
A Trump supporter woman said the election was fraud saying that “We are not going to stand for it.”
Another woman said “We know how much cheating took place,” adding “We can’t let them overthrow our country.”
The Washington Post reported that two buildings at the Capitol complex have been evacuated amid the tension.
The incident happened minutes after Vice President Mike Pence announced that he rejected Trump's demand that he interferes in Congress's counting of Electoral College votes, just minutes before lawmakers were set to convene in a rare joint session.
During the mass riot at the Capitol building, a woman who has shot apparently in the chest has died.
Her death was confirmed by D.C. police during a telephone call, but additional details were not immediately available. She was seen being carried out of the federal legislature by medical workers while bleeding profusely.
Multiple police officers were reportedly injured.
The grim scenes are an unprecedented stain on the US's peaceful transfer of power.
Trump and his political allies have for months falsely alleged that the election he lost to Biden by 7 million votes was rigged, stirring emotions among his supporters with conspiracy theories that have been repeatedly rejected in court. The Justice Department also found no evidence to support his claims of widespread voter fraud.
Addressing the nation in televised remarks, President-elect Joe Biden said the riot was "an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings."
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